Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Food'N'Flix: "One Lucky, Ugly Carrot" Mini Cakes

Food‘nFlixEvelyne of Cheap Ethnic Eatz is hosting this month's Food'N'Flix, picking one I'd never seen before: BridesmaidsClick to see Evelyne's invitation.

I'll just be honest: I am woefully lacking in the sense-of-humor department. So, definitely take my comments with a grain of salt...maybe a whole salt pig full of salt! While I thought this movie would be funny, at least amusing, it was vulgar and predictable. Think scatalogical and juvenile.

I won't spend too much time on the movie because my mom always told me to keep my mouth shut if I didn't have anything nice to say. Good advice, by the way. I'll just say that I considered something Parisian for the bridal shower Helen wanted to throw or Brazilian for the ill-fated lunch during dress-shopping day.

But, in the end, I decided to make something that honored a scene that bordered on touching - the scene with the bag of carrots. If you've seen the movie, I hope you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't seen the movie, there's a line about one ugly carrot in each bag. And you have to eat it...because it's good luck.

Well, here are some mini cakes made with both lucky and unlucky carrots! Thanks to R for helping me bake them.

makes 12-15 smaller cupcakes (not mini, but not full size either)

  • 2 C white whole wheat flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1-1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground cardamom
  • 1/2 t ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C organic coconut sugar
  • 1 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 C sunflower oil
  • 2 C grated carrots

Preheat oven to 325. Whisk all wet ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Stir in carrots. Fold in dry ingredients until just moistened. Scrape batter into cupcake liners and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely then top with cream cheese frosting.

Cream cheese frosting: 8 oz cream cheese, 4 oz marscarpone, 1/4 C softened butter, 1 t vanilla extract, 1 t ginger syrup, 1 C powdered sugar. Blend all of that together in a mixing bowl until smooth and fluffy.

Next month Eliot's Eats is hosting Food'N'Flix as we watch Moonstruck. I just got my copy through Netflix. Stay tuned!


  1. Great choice on the cupcake recipe! Sorry you did not enjoy the movie. I felt a bit the same way the first time I saw it but got passed the slap-stick the second time. Thank you for participating!

  2. I also chose to make carrot cake for this challenge.....great minds and all that!!

  3. I love the carrot scene, probably my favorite of the movie! I didn't really care for Bridesmaids the first time I saw it...thought it was funny, but totally made me uncomfortable. I went in with a new attitude this time and actually enjoyed it. Even the slight level of discomfort ;). Fun cakes!

  4. The carrot scene is so sweet. Great inspiration, Camilla! (Sorry you didn't like it. I am still laughing about some of the parts but I will give you that there are some gross-out parts.)

  5. G'day Camilla and great carrot cakes and post for Evelyne's hosting of Food 'n Flix movie challenge this month!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. Aww... I love the sweet inspiration behind your cupcake. ;-) And, I really love carrot cake muffins so this is perfect!

  7. Sorry you didn't like the movie - I admit it is very over-the-top. But it leaves me in stitches every time (yes, I've seen it many times)! The carrot scene is very sweet, and a good inspiration.


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